Kelly Abbott/Flickr, CC BY-NCBy Tim Trudgian, Australian National UniversityConsider a standard pizza box containing a standard circular pizza. How much more would you be willing to pay for a square pizza that filled the box?
Since the lead up to the Turing centennial in 2012 celebrating the birth of one of the great meta-mathematicians of the twentieth century, Alan Mathison Turing, I have observed with increasing horror the escalating hagiographic accounts of Turing’s undoubted historical … Continue reading →
I tend to hear the term “water buffalo” as pejorative – the old, lumbering water managers of a bygone era of dam-building and overconsumption. Not so, say the folks at the Central Arizona Project: Just what is a water buffalo? In Arizona, they are those iconic figures who had the foresight to plan ahead to ...Continue reading ‘Water buffalos – embracing the pejorative?’ »